“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar
Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat
The new government of Somalia plans to relocate tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) within Mogadi
With the focus of local and international media on Kenya's ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in w
Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) — A Somali court on Sunday freed a journalist who was jailed in January for interv
Some 16 women have been elected as Members of the National Assembly in this year's General Election.
Kenyan women failed to win more elective positions in the just concluded general elections, with no woman candidate w
People who were sexually abused in Kenya's 2007 post-election violence are still seeking justice as the next vote nea
The first assembly of Ethiopian Women's Federation was held in Adama, in Oromia Regional State at the weekend.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen said women have significantly contributed in the effo
The Kenyan constitution of 2010 requires that a women's representative be elected in each of Kenya's 47 counties duri
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
When Sudanese President Omar Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed a series of agreements on Septembe
A series of workshops on women's participation in the Darfur Peace Process were organized throughout Darfur by the Af
Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.
Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation an
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda
Concerned over the stand-off in the implementation of the different political and socio- economic agreements that wer
Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s
The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a b
She was thrust into politics by default at the age of 20, and is said to be the world's youngest legislators in a cou
Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia.
The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h
On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1
Six of the women who planned to study at (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women's Peacebuilding Leadershi
Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd
Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing
Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.
In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P
The Chief Gender Monitor, Oda Gasinzigwa, has advised a visiting Kenyan delegation, to seek political leadership posi
In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol
IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades o
Relaxing in the beige-toned lobby of the Empire Hotel in Manhattan, a world away from her native Somalia, Dr.
The African Union Mission in Somalia Police component has officially began training security officers from the Somali
A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab
Hundreds of Kenyan girls, including some as young as three years old, filed a petition in the High Court on Thursday
South Sudan should take immediate action to end human rights violations including torture, shootings and sexual viole
Edna Adan has spent much of her life being first.
The conflict that Somalia endured for more than 20 years took a heavy toll on the women of the country who now look t
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Monday night presented the Nansen Refugee Award to Somal
Proscovia Alengot Oromait has become Africa's youngest Member of Paliament (MP) at the age of 19, after she won the U
The Women's Refugee Commission completed a research mission to the Jijiga Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia in April 2
African Development Solutions (ADESO) has launched a project for more than 300 women in the Puntland region of Somali
Hawa Aden Mohamed watched the young women in blue and red shawls as their hands fluttered busily over clacking sewing
With the emergence of conflicts following the 2007 post election violence, it is unlikely that Kenya will attain the
Tahany Hassan, a 17-year-old high school female student was shot in the head and killed on 31 July by the Sudanese po
This working paper is a contribution to understandings of peace-building among pastoralists.
Tahany Hassan, a 17 year old high school female student was shot in the head and killed on July 31st by the Sudanese